Archive for October 12, 2017
Most people in the United States have at least an elementary education, but strive for some measure of higher education, whether it’s directly after high school or some time thereafter. A college degree is often a ticket to a better salary and often a better life for many — in 2013, Americans who had a degree from a four-year college made 98% more per hour (on average) than their peers who lacked a degree. Certainly, college costs money, but over a lifetime, the earnings you can make from a job that requires a college degree are often much higher than a job that requires only a high school diploma. If you’re an adult student returning to college — or going to college — for the first time after receiving an elementary education and higher, let’s talk about what you need to keep in mind.